John McGlashan wins cup

John McGlashan College has won one of the most prestigious trophies in South Island rugby.

The Trust Bank Cup has been around for more than 20 years and is seen as the cup for supremacy in South Island school games.

It is up for grabs in every game, no matter if the holder is playing away from home.

John McGlashan College won the trophy yesterday, beating St Andrew's College of Christchurch 27-26 at John McGlashan College.

The home side was down 14-13 at halftime but came back to score a try with a few minutes to go and managed to hang on in the dying minutes.

The trophy has changed hands regularly over the past 12 months.

Otago Boys' High School had it at the start of last year, before losing it to Christchurch Boys' High School. Christchurch lost it to Rangiora High School, but regained it a few weeks later at the end of last year to hold the trophy over the summer.

It then lost the trophy to St Thomas of Canterbury in a game earlier this month. Last Saturday St Andrew's College beat St Thomas to win the cup.

It had to put the cup on the line yesterday and in one of the shortest tenures of any sporting trophy lost it to John McGlashan College.

John McGlashan does not have a long time to celebrate, as it takes on King's High School in an Otago premier schools competition game on Saturday. The cup will be up for grabs.


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